Getting Ready

Today we’re finally back to our routine. We got home just before midnight Monday night so yesterday was a recovery day. We enjoyed being in East Texas so much we’re so ready to settle down over there. We do finally have an answer as far as houses go. We absolutely can’t buy a house – at least not for a while. It’s definitely a bummer, but at least now we know. So, we’ll be looking for rentals after Joey’s rating comes back. If we could find a rent to own that would be such a huge blessing, but so far, the only ones we have seen aren’t affordable for us. Rentals, in general, are pricey right now! I know everything will work out the way it should.

God has just blessed me with so much peace. In an uncertain situation where that is hardly fathomable – especially for someone who stresses out easily like me! We don’t know how much disability pay Joey will get. We don’t know hiw soon (or how late) he’ll start getting his disability pay after his separation. We don’t know when the Med Board will be finished. We don’t know if he’ll be able to get a job after or if so, whether he can still take his Ministry classes full time while he works. We don’t know exactly where we’ll live. We don’t know if we’ll be able to keep the kids in therapy financially since they passed it so retired military can no longer keep Tricare Prime if they move more than 40 miles from a military treatment facility or if it would be better to just try to find financial help to get our own therapy equipment. There is just a lot of uncertainty! A LOT! I was able to say all that without a racing heart or panicky feeling, though, and that is a big deal!

I DO know God is in control. I DO know He will take care of us. I DO know we’ll experience the blessing of living near our family and friends. I DO know that despite all the “don’t knows” there is only one thing I DO need to know – it will be OK. In fact, it will be more than OK because everything has brought us to where we are now, and yes, there will be changes, there will be a big transition, and there will be the start of a new adventure and new blessings! 🙂

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  1. I know exactly how you feel (if you make MEB ETS that is)…we don’t have the disability thing, but it’s really nervewracking not knowing what’s going to happen come spring. Russ is pursuing some training for a possibly career track but it’s just going to depend on how well he does on his tests whether or not he gets certified, and then from them, when and where he gets a job is just up in the air! Prayers and if you ever need to vent, please message me!

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